- Chairman: Alan J Levin
- Managing Partner: Robert L Shuftan
- Number of partners: : 295
- Number of total lawyers: 629
- International Offices: The firm also has offices in London and Tokyo, and has an associated office in Hong Kong.
Edwards Wildman is a 125-year-old full-service, business-minded, Am Law 100 firm whose lawyers work with Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 clients and start-up companies alike, throughout a range of industries across three continents. The firm’s lawyers are known internationally for their work in private equity, venture capital, corporate and finance transactions, complex litigation, insurance and reinsurance and intellectual property. Their clients know them as trusted legal and business advisers, providing the strategic, collaborative and client-focused counsel that helps protect and advance their business goals. Creative yet pragmatic, Edwards Wildman lawyers bring deep industry knowledge and take the time to develop an intimate understanding of their clients’ businesses, to help them effectively navigate risk, regulatory issues and the diverse challenges of a competitive marketplace, in the boardroom or the courtroom.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s Business Law Department handles billions of dollars of private equity, venture capital and debt finance transactions,mergers and acquisitions and public offerings for clients,with particularly deep experience in telecommunications, media and broadcasting, healthcare, life sciences, technology, banking and financial services, and insurance and reinsurance. Edwards Wildman is consistently ranked as a most active law firm based on the number of deals closed annually.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Globally, the firm has one of the largest Insurance and Reinsurance Departments, dedicated to the business of insurance. The firm’s clients include the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance companies, which it represents in corporate, transactional and regulatory matters, in reinsurance arbitrations and litigation, and in sophisticated claims and coverage matters.
The Intellectual Property Department is composed of lawyers and patent agents holding degrees in technology and scientific disciplines, including many with PhD degrees in engineering, life sciences and chemistry. The firm is consistently ranked among the leading US firms for number of patents prosecuted to issuance each year and is widely recognized for achieving excellent results in patent litigation and interferences.
The Litigation Department represents a broad range of clients across many industries and has represented clients as national, regional or coordinating counsel in matters in 47 US states, all but one US territory, the UK and several other countries. Edwards Wildman litigators frequently handle national class-action cases involving antitrust/competition, asset tracing, intellectual property, securities, employment, environment, construction, white-collar defense, products liability and various commercial litigation.
The firm’s Private Client Department provides advice and representation to individuals and families in the world of tax law and finance. This group is one of the largest and most experienced in the country.
For over a century, the firm’s nationally recognized public finance practice has assisted state and local governments in accessing capital markets to finance major public projects and programs.
Public Policy & Government Relations:
The firm’s public policy and government relations professionals have the demonstrated experience and capability to prepare successful government relations strategies in high pressure, complex, and time sensitive situations.
The Real Estate Department handles matters ranging from complex public/private development relationships, sophisticated financing structures and local, state and federal regulatory and permitting schemes.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The Restructuring and Insolvency Department regularly advises premier financial institutions, institutional investors, debt investors, finance companies, insurers and sureties to enforce creditors’ rights and to achieve strategic goals in the context of structured transactions, commercial litigation, loan workout, debt restructurings and bankruptcy.
Tax & Benefits:
The attorneys in the firm’s Tax and Benefits Department assist clients in structuring a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and formation of, or investment in, pass-through entities.